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Japan – Japanese government’s advisers suggest two-phase licence introduction

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Members of the Japanese government panel currently debating casino legislation have advised that licenses should be awarded to two to three municipalities to develop the first casino resorts in Japan with a second round of casino licences to be awarded later on. Several of the big US casino giants eyeing up opportunities in Japan have… Read more »

China – G2E Asia 2017 predicts record-breaking event

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Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2017 is on track for to set all-time high marks on a variety of metrics. It is predicting over 12,000 visitors, including 1,000 top international buyers from 90 countries and regions, over 400 pre-arranged online and offline business meetings, nearly one-third of the 180 exhibitors participating for the first time;… Read more »

China – GLI to contribute strong global presence at G2E Asia 2017

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Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)is pleased to announce that their experts will be attending G2E Asia 2017 at Venetian Macau May 16-18, 2017. The company has had a strong presence in Asia for the past 10 years, and they are excited to speak with local clients about current challenges and industry trends in the region. GLI’s… Read more »

China – Macau stepping up ATM security with facial recognition

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The Macau government is taking security checks for money withdrawals up a notch, announcing that UnionPay ATM cardholders will now need to present ID cards and take part in facial recognition to withdraw money. The move has caused some concern that the casino sector will be affected. UnionPay is China’s main payment network. JPMorgan said:… Read more »

China – Crown Resorts leaves Macau market completely

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Crown Resorts has now completely left the Macau casino sector, selling off its remaining shares in Melco Crown Entertainment. Crown said in a statement: “Crown Asia Investments has entered into an agreement with Melco Resorts & Entertainment for the repurchase of its remaining interest in Melco Resorts. Under the Repurchase Agreement, CAI has agreed to… Read more »

China – SuzoHapp showing PKT button panel at G2E

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SuzoHapp will be showing its new Picture Key Technology (PKT) button panel at the forthcoming G2e Asia event to be held in Macau. SuzoHapp is a licensed provider of PKT which enables dynamic content within a tactile surface. Through the use of a bonded fiberoptic image conduit, SuzoHapp creates assemblies that can display dynamic video… Read more »

China – IGT demonstrates leadership in gaming innovation at G2E Asia 2017

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International Game Technology will showcase a broad portfolio of mobile innovations, systems solutions and unique game concepts at G2E Asia 2017, May 16 to 18 at the Venetian Macau. Gaming solutions within IGT’s stand 601 will reflect the Company’s commitment to its Asia-Pacific customers and will embody IGT’s theme for the Show, Innovations for Asia…. Read more »

Philippines – JCM names Jade Entertainment as Philippine’s distributor

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JCM Global has appointed Jade Entertainment and Gaming Technologies as an international distributor/authorized service center. Jade will provide local support and service for JCM products throughout the Philippines, meaning JCM customers can now contact Jade for service and repair locally. Jade will also provide onsite service as required and implement a preventative maintenance program cycle… Read more »

China – Gamesman look to continue success story at G2E Asia

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Gamesman, the London-based gaming equipment and systems manufacturer, part of the Esterline Corporation, will be making its annual appearance at G2E Asia, an event which it has supported since the Macau based show was launched in 2007. Described by Sales Director, Martin Rigby as ‘a hugely influential exhibition for gaming in the entire Asia-Pacific region,’… Read more »

China – SJM falls further in first quarter

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Gaming revenue at Macau operator SJM Holdings fell by 5.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 to HK$10,389m. Profit however increased by 3.3 per cent over Q1 2016 to HK$580m. The increase was mainly due to increase in mass market gaming revenue. The Group’s gaming revenue accounted for 16.9 per cent of Macau’s… Read more »